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Dutch Navy Releases Video of Storming of Ship Taken by Pirates
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Posted on 04/30/2010 4:48:17 PM PDT by jakerobins

The Dutch navy released a video Friday of its recent storming of a German ship and the capture of a band of pirates on board.

The ship, the MS Taipan, was rescued April 5 by the Dutch, and 10 pirates were arrested and jailed in the Netherlands.

The gripping video shows the operation from the point of view of one of the military men. Dutch naval captain Col. Hans Lodder has said that, after ascertaining that the Taipan's crew was safe, he launched his ship's Lynx helicopter with a team of six special-forces marines. With troops providing covering fire from the helicopter, the marines landed onto the ship's deck of the MV Taipan, meeting no resistance from the pirates.

"The pirates surrendered the moment they saw the marines," Col. Lodder told the Associated Press

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1 posted on 04/30/2010 4:48:17 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: ansel12; backhoe; CholeraJoe; Criminal Number 18F; DevSix; DJ Taylor; Future Snake Eater; ...

SOCOM Ping


2 posted on 04/30/2010 4:54:58 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: jakerobins
Too bad most of them weren't killed trying to escape.

ML/NJ

3 posted on 04/30/2010 5:01:31 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

You need to follow the link and read the entire article. apparently the Dutch did this on their own instead of looking for EU approval. WTG


4 posted on 04/30/2010 5:04:19 PM PDT by Woodman
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To: jakerobins

awesome video


5 posted on 04/30/2010 5:05:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Woodman

It only takes 6 Marines.

6!


6 posted on 04/30/2010 5:24:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: jakerobins
Somewhere, Admiral Tromp is smiling.


7 posted on 04/30/2010 5:29:22 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)T)
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To: jakerobins

“The pirates surrendered the moment they saw the marines”

Was this before or after the pirates peed themselves and screamed like girls? Just wondering :). Props to the Dutch!!!


8 posted on 04/30/2010 5:33:34 PM PDT by deputytess (Men of the West .....stand and FIGHT!)
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To: jakerobins

Time to start throwing them to the sharks.


9 posted on 04/30/2010 5:37:01 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: GeronL

The Dutch Marines are very good.


10 posted on 04/30/2010 6:16:53 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: GeronL

Sadly, I believe the Dutch government released the pirates because they did not want to deal with the hassle of trying them. Their military has a spine. Their government does not.


11 posted on 04/30/2010 7:32:41 PM PDT by BealNoortz
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To: ASA Vet; SLB

Feel Good Movie if ever I saw one....... Thanks for the ping Sir !


12 posted on 04/30/2010 8:19:06 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos; GeronL; SWAMPSNIPER; hiredhand; CodeToad

Total props to the troops, and disprops to the politicals who always undercut them at every chance.

Between you me and the lamp post, the old BW / NSW / Xe boys would have smoked them. And not on video.


13 posted on 04/30/2010 8:55:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

bump


14 posted on 04/30/2010 9:03:19 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com << Get your science fiction and fiction test marketed)
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To: Travis McGee

From some of the damage , the initial cover fire, flashing the glass in the bridge after fast roping in on the sea containers etc .....we didn’t see all the video........;o)

And I don’t need to see it all as we understand the need to let these troops off the leash to do what the diplomats and negotiators couldn’t....

Kill these bastards and toss em to the sharks. When pirates friends and family never see or hear from him again ....maybe they will become farmers instead.

Nawwww....they are stooopid .....kill em as encountered.


15 posted on 04/30/2010 9:04:10 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Travis McGee

The sad thing is that this nation demonizes the very people they demand do the job.


16 posted on 05/01/2010 5:48:31 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Squantos; CodeToad

Yep, you got it right. Cover it all under “the heat of battle.” Feed the sharks. Next!


17 posted on 05/01/2010 6:59:43 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

My motto has always been: Dead men tell no tales.


18 posted on 05/01/2010 7:01:10 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: CodeToad

Ony on CSI. But not when dropped in the Indian Ocean.


19 posted on 05/01/2010 7:07:26 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

CSI. lol. My sister is a forensics tech as a deputy. She loves to watch those shows just because she likes to dream...and laugh.


20 posted on 05/01/2010 7:28:56 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: CodeToad

I love when they “enhance” the blurry surveillance video to see a clue on a license plate a mile away.


21 posted on 05/01/2010 7:30:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

You can enhance a video as it accumulates each frame to use fuzzy logic to build the license numbers, but that tech is far from what telebision shows. Satellite and airborne technologies usee that type of technology but teebee shows them using a single video frame or photograph and “enhancing” it. Uber Tech for the masses that barely can operate their garage door opener.


22 posted on 05/01/2010 8:00:03 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: jakerobins

They did not put up much of a fight. I guess they thought they were Americans since they were speaking English, “Don’t fire!”


23 posted on 05/01/2010 2:06:02 PM PDT by Brilliant
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dunno what those RPGs were but it looks like Norinco pistols those pirates had
24 posted on 05/02/2010 10:53:21 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: jakerobins
"The pirates surrendered the moment they saw the marines,"

Yay! Free vacation to Amsterdam!

25 posted on 05/02/2010 10:59:46 PM PDT by Drew68
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